Firefox Images Too Saturated ?

quick tip logoWhen displaying images in Firefox on wide gamut monitors (eg: Macbook Pro’s P3 display) you might notice that images appear too saturated.

Firefox is a fully colour managed browser, however colour management is enabled by default only for images tagged with ICC colour profiles. Therefore, when loading untagged images they will be rendered in full monitor gamut which may lead to overly saturated colours.

To correct this we need to enable colour management for all images in Firefox.

    1. In Firefox type about:config in the address bar
    2. You will be presented with following warning! This might void your warrantyClick on I accept the risk
    3. In the Search field at the top type gfx.color_management.mode
    4. Double click the gfx.color_management.mode entry and change the value from 2 to 1.
    5. Entering 1 under gfx.color_management.mode will enable colour management for all rendered graphics.
    6. Restart Firefox. Your images should be now fully colour managed resulting in properly displayed colours.

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